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This evening saw Malcolm demonstrating various techniques that were new to several members and interesting for others. He began with simple ways if finding material on the computer that may not be known to members and showed how there are often hidden programmes that open on start up and can lead to the pc operating at a slower speed.

Several questions were asked and answered including suggestions for ensuring that the pc was clear from spam, trojans and the like. Reference was made to being very careful with e-mails that were suspicious and that it was good policy to leave unopened messages that were not recognised.

Malcolm went on to explain various methods that allowed members to extract information from older video material and demonstrated a small unit that was able to extract material from VHS tapes that could be re-edited within the computer.

An interesting and welcome evening with tips for everyone.

February 5

           Basic Computer Skills